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Wdidle3 1.05 - Western Digital Hard Drive Head Park Timer Modify / Disable

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2007
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    Yorkshire, England
    Wdidle3 modifies the behaviour of Western Digital drives to wait longer before positioning the heads in their park position, or even allows you to disable this functionality all together.


    Wdidle3 1.05 Download

    About Wdidle3 1.05:

    WDIDLE3 Version 1.05 for DOS

    This firmware modifies the behavior of the drive to wait longer before positioning the heads in their park position and turning off unnecessary electronics. This utility is designed to upgrade the firmware of the following hard drives: WD1000FYPS-01ZKB0, WD7500AYPS-01ZKB0, WD7501AYPS-01ZKB0.

    - DOS Level utility to setup or report the idle3 value.

    - Scan for all drives. Non-WD Drives shall only show the model and serial
    - Uses a Vendor Specific Command to set or get the idle3 timer.
    - Timer can be set from 8 to 25.5 seconds on older drives.
    - Timer can be set from 8 to 300 seconds on newer drives.

    WDIDLE3 [/S[<Timer>]] [/D] [/R] [/?]
    /S[<Timer>] Set timer, units in seconds. Default=8.0 (8.0 seconds).
    Resolution is 0.1 seconds from 8.0 to 12.7 seconds.
    Resolution is 30 seconds from 30 seconds to 300 seconds.
    Note, times between 12.8 and 30 seconds will be set to 30 seconds.
    /D Disable timer.
    /R Report current timer.
    /? This help info.

    0 No error
    1 Drive problem
    254 Internal program error
    255 Invalid command line argument

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